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lengthy discussions with the democratic leader, harry reid of nevada, as well as former majority leader and my good friend, george mitchell of maine, on this very question. i came away from these conversations reassured that my independence would be respected and that no party line commitment would be required or expected. and so i've decided to affiliate myself with the democratic caucus, because doing so will allow me to take independent positions on issues as they arise and at the same time will allow me to be an effective representative of the people of maine. one final word. by associating myself with one side, i am not in automatic opposition to the other. i'd like to repeat that. by associating myself with one side, i am not in automatic opposition to the other. in the situation of a republican house, a democratic senate but with substantial powers residing in the minority and a democratic president, no one party can control the outcome of our collective deliberations. as bill clinton might say, it's just arithmetic. in fact, this situation of a divided government has only two po
in nevada and oakland is at 57 degrees and pleasanton is in the lower 50s. here is a look at your future cast. it should be cloudy for thursday evening. there will be more persistence by friday morning just-in-time for your commute. the temperatures are in the lord 70's. there is mid 'and lower 'e will be at 72 and pleasanton will be at 73 degrees. the temperatures will be warming up into the lower 70's. santa rosa will be at 74 degrees. and downtown san francisco will be at 70 degrees. enjoy this now because the changes will show what especially by the weekend. temperatures will cool down and the weekend-- snow will be in the mountains but just rain and the bay area. i think the winds walsall pickup and monday was also have more rainwill pickup. it >> up. >> the ride on an estate 80 in the west bound direction is still looking at a 37 minute drive time from hercules to down to berkeley. take a look at oakland ride and you can see that highway 880 and the northbound direction is still pretty sluggish. this is the drive past the coliseum. i would not exactly call this a hot spot because i
. >> callerare you there? we will try paul and boulder city nevada back your democrats line. paul, hello? >> caller: thank you for c-span. watching the president's comments, he's not going to take a hardline on whether the attacks which are going to go back to the clinton era. i don't understand why this president is not, i mean, as before, i hope we're not seeing a repeat, you know, the progressives and liberals really push him over the line along with labor. you know, he's got to take a stronger stance because the republicans, mitch mcconnell and cantor and boehner, they are not, you know, really acknowledging that the people have sent the message to them. that they want this president agenda, and they want them to work together. they are not acknowledging that. okay, i understand what he's trying to say to take your of the middle class first, but as far as i'm concerned, you know, 39.6%, you know, is more than reasonable. i think after they've had almost 12 years of tax breaks and 300% growth in the last 30 years in the upper 1%, i think they ought to be paying maybe 40%. >> host: pau
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